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SEC proposes changes to Exchange Act registration requirements to implement the JOBS Act

USA - December 30 2014 On December 17, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules implementing the requirements of Titles V and VI of the Jumpstart Our…

Charles E. Hord, III, Marc A. Alpert, Morton E. Grosz, Peter K. Ingerman, Beth R. Kramer.

SEC permits exclusion of proxy access shareholder proposal

USA - December 5 2014 On December 1, 2014, the staff of the SEC granted Whole Foods Market, Inc.'s no-action request submitted on October 23, 2014 to exclude from the…

Kessar Nashat, Marc A. Alpert, Morton E. Grosz, Scott W. Naidech, Marc M. Rossell.

ISS proposes new approaches to evaluate equity plan and independent chair proposals for the 2015 proxy season

USA - October 21 2014 On October 15, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") published for comment proposed changes in the way ISS evaluates equity-based…

Charles E. Hord, III, Marc A. Alpert, A. Robert Colby, Marjorie M. Glover, Morton E. Grosz.

SEC staff offers guidance on proxy voting

USA - July 11 2014 On June 30, 2014, the Division of Investment Management and the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC")…

Charles E. Hord, III, Marc A. Alpert, Lara Aryani, Morton E. Grosz, Peter K. Ingerman.

Drafting tips for Purchase Price Adjustment Clauses: NYC Bar Association weighs in

USA - April 28 2014 The New York City Bar Association recently presented a program titled "Why Purchase Price Adjustment Clauses Fail and How to Fix Them." The program…

Lara Aryani, Thomas H. Watson.